18 Essex people named on Queens Birthday Honours List this year

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2021 has been revealed with a number of people from Essex being recognised.

The annual list demonstrates the extraordinary efforts made by individuals in all four nations of the United Kingdom during the pandemic.

The list includes those who have worked throughout the crisis, putting others before themselves – from caring neighbours, frontline and community heroes, to those supporting the UK recovery.

Speaking about the awards, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The Queen’s Birthday Honours allow us to pay tribute to all those who have gone above and beyond in their service to this country.

“Throughout the pandemic we have seen countless examples of every day heroes. From those using their expertise to help develop life-saving vaccines, which are now being rolled out successfully to all parts of the UK, to the people who have given time and energy to care for their communities.

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“We should take heart from the stories of those receiving honours today and be inspired by their courage and kindness. May they be a reminder of all that we can achieve when we come together as a society.”

Among those rewarded include Singer Lulu, who received a CBE for services to music, entertainment and charity, as well as sports commentator Sue Barker for services to sport, broadcasting and charity, and former manager of Crystal Palace Football Club, Roy Hodgson, for services to football.

Damehoods are awarded to Meg Hillier MP and Andrea Leadsom MP for their parliamentary and political service. Tony Lloyd MP receives a knighthood for parliamentary and public service.

In sport, Director of Rugby at Leeds Rhinos Kevin Sinfield receives an OBE for services to Rugby League Football and charitable fundraising for motor neuron disease.

MBEs were also awarded to England footballers Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling for services to charity and racial equality in sport respectively.

1129 people in total across the UK have been recognised with the awards – including 18 people from Essex.

Here are the 18 residents honoured in Essex:

Susan Bell, Chelmsford – Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director, Kids Inspire. For services to Charity, Mental Health Provision and Education.

Allan Godfrey Blundell, Colchester – For services to School Governance and the Voluntary Sector in Essex.

David William Churcher, Braintree – For services to Construction.

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Michael John Conyers, Brentwood – For services to Charity and the community in Brentwood, Essex.

Reverend Andrew Fordyce, Alresford – For services to the community in Colchester, Essex.

Susan Rose Freestone, Elsenham – For services to the Food Supply Chain.

Ashraf Rahimsha Patel, Associate Specialist, Breast Surgery, Harlow -The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. For services to Funding and Research for Breast Cancer.

Robert Louis Angira, Senior Manager, Hutchison Ports UK and Club Director, Essex Rebels Junior Basketball Club, Colchester – For services to Underprivileged Children in Essex through Sport.

Lyndsey Barrett Founder, Sport for Confidence, Billericay. For services to Disability Sport, particularly during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

James Austin Beardwell Customer Experience Assistant, J Sainsbury’s plc, Witham – For services to the Food Supply Chain during Covid-19.

Edwin Barry Anthony Clarke Police Staff, Essex Police, Leigh-on-Sea – For services to Policing and the community in Essex.

Kay Phyllis Sheard English, Frinton-on-Sea, Traffic Manager, City of London. For services to Transport Management in the City of London, including during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Brian Anthony Jaggs Police Staff, Deputy Head of IT, Essex and Kent Police, Chelmsford – For services to Policing and the Covid-19 Response.

Jacqueline Knight Consumer Policy and Enforcement Manager, Civil Aviation Authority, Chelmsford. For services to Consumers

Stuart Long – For services to the community in Southend, Essex.

John Ian Michael McKay For services to the community in Basildon.

Joyce Obaski Founder, Grant A Smile. For services to Vulnerable People and the community in Loughton especially during Covid-19.

Liam Benjamin Preston, Brentwood – For services to Young People.

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